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Current Operational Status of the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers

Intermediate Risk

Regular, special, and committee meetings of the Assembly are conducted in-person and by zoom or zoom-only based upon the Borough Risk Matrix FNSB Operational Status and if the Juanita Helms Administration Center is otherwise open to the public, as outlined in the Modifications and/or Waivers of FNSB Code Provisions Governing Assembly and Board of Equalization Public Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF). This page is updated once daily, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.

Risk Levels:

 

High Risk: All meetings are conducted by Zoom only.

Intermediate Risk: Public members may attend meetings and testify in person if the Juanita Helms Administration Center is otherwise open to the public. Seating is limited to 15 public seats on a first-come, first-served basis. In intermediate risk status, the Assembly Chambers doors will open to the public 30 minutes prior to the start of a meeting.

Low Risk: Public members may attend meetings and testify in person if the Juanita Helms Administration Center is otherwise open to the public. Seating is limited to 15 public seats on a first-come, first-served basis. In low risk status, the Assembly Chambers doors will open to the public 30 minutes prior to the start of a meeting. 

Participating in Assembly Meetings During COVID-19

  • Sign-up for telephonic participation at regular and special Assembly meetings is available by completing the form on this page or by calling or visiting the Clerk's office during normal business hours. Sign-up for the Assembly Regional Emergency Services Advisory Committee and the Assembly Road Service Area Committee is available by calling or visiting the Clerk's office no later than 5 p.m. the day of the meeting.
  • These procedures are subject to change. Please check this page often and prior to attending an Assembly meeting or work session.

How to Listen to Assembly Meetings

There are 3 ways to listen to Assembly meetings:

  1. Zoom
  2. Fairbanks North Star Borough (FSNB) Live Webcasts
  3. KUAC Radio

Zoom

The Assembly is using Zoom to conduct its meetings. Citizens can listen via Zoom. This link will be updated routinely to reflect any upcoming meetings.

Stream

All regular, special, Finance Committee and Committee of Whole meetings of the Assembly are live-streamed through FNSB Live Webcasts.

KUAC

All regular Assembly meetings are broadcast on KUAC Radio 89.9 FM live at 7 p.m.

How to Obtain Agendas, Resolutions, and Ordinances

Agendas and copies of all resolutions and ordinances remain available online in the Agenda Center at least one week prior to each meeting. Paper copies of agendas, resolutions, and ordinances are available on meeting days at the front entrance of the JHAC or in the lobby if the facility is open to the public.

How to Provide Testimony

Written Testimony

Written testimony continues to be the easiest way to participate in meetings. Submit your comments by using the Written Testimony Form or by sending an email to the Assembly.

Telephonic Testimony During Regular and Special Assembly Meetings

To sign up for telephonic testimony, call the Borough Clerk's Office at 907-459-1401 once the agenda has been published, or complete the Sign-Up for Telephonic Testimony form.

To complete the form, enter your first and last name, email address, phone number for the Clerk to call you during the meeting, and subject. Subjects are:

  • Citizens' Comments A
  • Citizens' Comments B
  • Ordinance/Resolution Number, Liquor License Number, or Marijuana License Number for Public Hearing Items

Note: As always, citizen comments are not available during Finance Committee meetings and Committee of the Whole work sessions.

What to Expect When Testifying Telephonically

Public testimony will be heard from citizens in the order in which they have signed up. The Clerk will call citizens who have signed up to testify at the phone numbers provided when it is their turn to speak. If you have signed up, then the call you receive will come from an out-of-state number. You will hear an automated voice asking you to press the number "1" to join the meeting. 

Once you are placed into the meeting, the Presiding Officer will ask that you state your name, spell your last name, and provide your neighborhood or place of residence for the record. Then your 3 minutes will begin.

Please note: If you do not answer the phone, then we will move to the next person on the list. 

Current Meeting Agenda

After reviewing the agenda, you may sign up to testify or submit written comments directly to the Assembly.

When signing up to testify telephonically, indicate in the subject line either Citizens' Comments A, Citizens' Comments B, or a specific public hearing item.

  • Citizens' Comments A: Citizen may speak on agenda items not scheduled for public hearing: 
    • Bid Awards
    • Contract Awards
    • Memoranda
    • Unfinished Business
    • New Business - Resolutions
    • New Business - Ordinances to be Referred to Committees or Commissions
    • New Business - Ordinances to be Introduced and Advanced to Public Hearing
  • Citizens' Comments B: Citizen may speak on any matter not appearing on the agenda.
  • Public Hearing:
    • Liquor Licenses
    • Marijuana Licenses
    • Resolutions and Ordinances Scheduled for Public Hearing